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Scarcity Waste: The Syngenta Photography Award 2015

The second edition of the Syngenta Photography Award invited photographers to respond to the theme of ‘Scarcity-Waste’ – one of the greatest challenges we face today in a world of increasingly limited resources. The winners were announced at a ceremony in London.

Coastal Erosion and its Impacts, Plum Island, MA

Erosion, News

Most observers of the Atlantic’s behavior toward Plum Island would suggest that Massachusetts stakeholders might make some changes in the way state regulations deal with erosion, storm damage and river dredging.

Climate Change in the Marshall Islands and Kiribati, Before and After- Interactive

Photographer Rémi Chauvin recreated a set of historical images depicting the first impacts of climate change in these countries where no one lives more than a few metres above the sea…

4 Years After Japan’s Devastating Tsunami

People across Japan fell silent on Wednesday to remember the thousands of victims of the tsunami that wrecked its north-east coast four years ago.

Icebergs Wash Ashore on Cape Cod in “Once-in-a-Generation” Event


The historic winter of 2015 has left giant chunks of ice on the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Waikiki Beach Is Totally Man-Made And Disappearing. Can Hawaii Save It?

Waikiki Beach has had erosion problems since the late-1800s when developers began erecting hotels and homes too close to the natural shoreline and building seawalls and other structures that blocked the natural ebb and flow of sand along the beach.

The Dangers of Monastery Beach, California


One-third of all of the aquatic deaths in Monterey County in 2014 happened at the beach, which is nicknamed “Mortuary Beach.”

Plastic Debris Takes a Toll on Marine Life

Inform, Pollution

A newly released study, conducted by the University of Plymouth and Natural History Museum, found that there was even more plastic pollution than previously suspected.

Florida Isn’t the Only State to ‘Ban’ Climate Change

The Sunshine State isn’t the only U.S. state that has attempted to “outlaw” climate science. North Carolina, Louisiana and Tennessee have all passed laws that attempt to cast doubt on established climate science in boardrooms and classrooms.

The Jersey Shore’s Unquenchable Thirst for Sand

New Jersey, with its 127-mile coastline, has spent about $800 million on beach replenishment over the last 30 years – more than any other state, including Florida, which has an 1,800-mile coastline. That is equivalent to 80 million cubic yards of sand – or about a dump truck load for every foot of beach.

Coastal Care junior
The World's Beaches
Sand Mining
One Percent